positive vibes (11-07-2016)
Hi @pingc383 - my clinic's protocol is that hubby 'needs to ejaculate - not through intercourse' the same night as I do trigger which means the sample he supplied for fertilisation on the day of EPU was 36 hours old. We were also told to abstain from intercourse from about 10 days before EPU I think (I must admit, we didn't really follow that instruction though!). I think it's just being overly cautious in case any eggs pop.
@nattie84 - Great that you can get started hun, hope you get lots of embies to test and the wait will be worth it to know you have PGD normals, we do the testing too but this cycle I will put an embryo from my last cycle while we test any new embryos.
@pingc383 - Our old clinic use to say to abstain from intercourse for 3-5 days before giving a sample for ivf. Warren my current fs wasn't concerned about this last cycle with us doing icsi but we have decided to stick to this rule ourselves. As for your estrogen levels hun this is where it gets complicated with the number of follicles and varying sizes I am not sure how they work it out from here, can you ask your clinic I find they usually like to explain things like this?
@positive vibes - Great result at EPU hun hope you get a great fert result. If you dont feel good for work hun definitely take some time off, I have to say every EPU has been different for me, follow what your body is telling you. Hope you recover soon x
Lucky I'm not in class for this cycle.
@Flower78 thanks Hun. I didn't quite realise a medicated FET involved that many drugs. Super happy I ovulate on my own and I didn't need all them. I start crinone the day of my transfer. I'd seriously rather injections over that but- hated crinone last time.
@lotsathoughts thanks Hun. Glad your bloods are all good, sucks it's messing up your gut though. Hopefully your gut gets used to it. Have you tried probiotics? I find they helped with me last cycle. I take them pretty often actually. A healthy gut helps everything.
@nattie84 glad you're able to get started. All the best with it all. Hoping your embies come back from testing with flying colours. Hoping the break in between makes the world of difference.
@pingc383 my clinics procedure is abstinence for 2-5 days before EPU. We did 3 days. Try not to stress about your oestrogen levels Hun, leave it up to the docs that's what you pay the big bucks for!
@positive vibes congrats on those eggs! Hoping tomorrow brings good news for fertilisation rates. I didn't take the day off after EPU but I also had zero pain. Just listen to your body.
So I had my EPU and we got 33 eggs, find out today how many fertilized. Feeling incredibly sore and finding it hard to walk, much worse then last time. Hopefully it passes. Hope everyone is going well
@babypanda - how many eggs did you get last time? I felt nothing last time, but this time they're telling me I should feel pain with 15 follies. Well done on 33 eggs!! Hopefully they all fertilise so you get some to freeze!!!!
@lotsathoughts - I googled after uou saying about the gut issues on menapur as I hadn't heard of that, looks like I best watch out for the issue myself. Hope it eases for you and yes definitely good news you are not in class.
@babypanda - Wow what a good haul hun, hoping for amazing fert results today. Hope you feel better soon, on my last cycle with 29 eggs I felt just like you bloated and sore, actually looked visabably pregnant but I never got OHSS it doesn't hapoen to everyone but obviously watch out for the signs just in case.
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